Gallery: UNstudio Wins Challenge to Revitalize Beijing with Their Creat...

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A recent competition to design a creative zone in Beijing yielded this fascinating proposal to incorporate open space and an economic zone on the edge of the Beijing River. The winner of the competition was UNstudio, whose approach to the challenge was to compress the two distinct zones together in an accordion-like fashion, weaving both nature and the urban fabric together. Stores, shops and craftsmen will all take residence in the creative zone allowing tourists and Beijing residents to be able to enjoy the peace of the greenbelt as well as shop in local stores.

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  3. davidwayneosedach November 19, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Very inviting. I love the boardwalk across the lake between buildings. A very good place to let your creative juices flow.

  4. Kirsten Corsaro November 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I love the idea of local production instead of using distant factories. Very cool.

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